I also made a fun LOVE sign from a canvas that I had stashed in my craft room closet. I am SOOOO happy with how it turned out! If you have a Cricut or any other die cut machine you can make this pretty easy. I just cut the letters and heart shape out of some vinyl, stuck them onto the canvas and painted over the top of it. When you pull the vinyl off you are left with the white lettering underneath
(the letters are different colors because that was all the vinyl I had)
After I had removed the vinyl then I used the flowers from a silk hydrangea and hot glued them inside the shape of the heart. It turned out super cute and was really easy!
The letters didn’t come out perfectly but I actually like that. Makes it look a little more crafty 😉 Isn’t this so cute!????
Valentine’s Day is approaching us quickly and that means your kids will have to decorate a Valentine box for their classroom! Here are my favorite ideas to make that girls (and boys!) will love to bring to school. Click on the links below to get more photos and directions on how to make them. Check out Valentine Box Ideas for BOYS too!
What a great looking (and cheap!) idea for decorating your table for dinner this holiday season. The only supplies you need to make these festive candy cane name holders are candy canes (in color of your choice), a hot glue gun, some pretty ribbon and name cards with your guests names printed on them. Glue three candy canes upside down to create an easel and place your name card to be displayed. Yes, it really is that easy! Now, get to finalizing your guest list so you can print your name cards and get started… 🙂
OK, so this is really a simple project if you don’t care that yours look NOTHING like the one’s you see on Pinterst hahaha. If you do, Stop reading now and good freaking luck. OK, I took three wine glasses, two for red wine because they’re rounder like an actual pumpkin and one glass for white wine. All I did was paint the bottom half orange and then paint the stem green as so. I let it dry and then did another coat of each. For some reason the paint doesn’t go on evenly on the glass so it actually looks like it has some shading and depth to it when it dries. Pretty cool cause you don’t have to go in with lighter and darker colors to create that effect (affect ?? )
Next, I just waited for the second coat to dry and then took a beige paint I already had in my art box and painted stripes vertically down the base with a very thin paint brush. I know, I know, it looks pretty crappy here when it’s wet but I promise it does actually look like a pumpkin when it’s all said and done with.
Lastly, it was time to try and decorate the stem like the pic of the original. I, however, refuse to spend any money on this project because 1.) I thought it was going to be a bust when I compared my pumpkin wine glass to the Pinterest one and 2.) Have you been to Michael’s lately? A little strand of those leaves costs like $5 bucks!! Forget that. I had some of this stuff that’s like what a basket is made of (no freaking idea what the hell this stuff is) leftover from – again- another project. So I thought that might work (remember I was HATING my pumpkin painting skills at this time). I also, for some random reason, had picked up some tea lights while I was at the Dollar Tree one day so I didn’t have to go out and buy those either.. Double Score!
I took three strands of the twine, bunched it together and then tied it in a bow around the stem of the wine glass. I then turned the wine glasses upside down and put a tea light on the base of the wine glass. I lit them Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd Here’s the big reveal!!
Not to bad right? I mean for something that took me maybe 10 minutes to complete they look pretty damn good. My real estate agent actually saw these on my book shelf and fell in love with them. She wanted to know where I bought them LOL! So, if you’ve pinned this and are thinking I can’t paint like that.. Well, now you don’t have that excuse because I can’t paint like that either and mine came out OK.
If you didn’t have any of these items at your house and wanted to make these here’s what it’d cost you. (you can get most of it at Dollar Tree)
Dollar Tree wine glasses about $3.25 for all three
Dollar Tree Twine or ribbon for the stem $1.09
Paint $1.25 for two at Walmart or Michaels… so a little over $5 bucks total!